New England Police District awards presented in Armidale

CEREMONY: Inspector Cheryl Day received a national police service medal, NSW police medal (2nd clasp) for 20 years service and North West metropolitan region commendation.
CEREMONY: Inspector Cheryl Day received a national police service medal, NSW police medal (2nd clasp) for 20 years service and North West metropolitan region commendation.

The selfless contribution of police officers and force staff has been honoured at an awards ceremony in Armidale.

On Thursday, the New England Police District hosted its first awards and medal presentation recognising the contribution and professionalism of these people.

The award ceremony, hosted at Armidale Town Hall, saw worthy recipients receive a variety of medals and certificates including the national police service medal, NSW police medals in recognition of service, police medallion lapel and oath of office.

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NSW Police assistant commissioner Geoff Mckenchnie said the awards paid tribute to the courage and commitment of officers and staff on the force. 

“It’s the first one, and it’s an opportunity to bring our officers together to recognise long service, significant service and really good police work that’s been occurring here and other places,” he said.

“We look forward to it every year, and coming to each of our districts and seeing the great work that’s being done by our police.

“It’s always great to see the officers, their families and representatives of government coming together to acknowledge the contribution that police make to the community.” 

New England commander Superintendent Scott Tanner welcomed constable Jacob Allen and probationary constable Colin Swanbrough, probationary constable Justin Moxey and probationary constable Samuel Murray on their oath of office.  

Probationary constable Ellie Capewell also received a certificate for her affirmation of office from Superintendent Tanner. Oxley commander Superintendent Fred Trench was also on hand to present awards to the staff and officers. 

Distinguished guests included New England MP Barnaby Joyce, Uralla mayor Michael Pearce, Tenterfield mayor Peter Petty and executive officer Terry Dodds.

Mr Joyce commended the local police officers and staff on their commitment to the community. 

”It’s a life of service which makes our nation a stronger and safer place. We are very proud,” he said.

National Police Service Medal

  • Inspector Cheryl Day
  • Senior Constable Carlos Boggia
  • Senior Constable Alexander Coates
  • Senior Constable  Matthew Eggins
  • Retired Senior Constable Gregory Dufty
  • Retired Senior Constable Philip Hinshelwood

National Medal 

  • Senior Constable Carlos Boggia
  • Senior Constable  Matthew Eggins
  • National Medial – 1st clasp
  • Detective Sergeant Anthony Ehsman
  • Sergeant Stephen Caldwell
  • Retired Senior Constable Philip Hinshelwood

NSW Police Medal – 10 years

  • Sergeant Dane Poole
  • Sergeant Lani Campbell
  • Senior Constable Christopher Belson
  • Senior Constable Troy Keep
  • Senior Constable Timonthy Montgomery 
  • Senior Constable Graeme Campbell
  • Senior Constable  Jo-Anna Wooderson
  • Senior Constable Leanne White

NSW Police Medal – 4th clasp (30 yeas)

  • Sergeant John Walkowiak 
  • Senior Constable Vanessa Kelson

NSW Police Medal- 3rd clasp (25 years)

  • Detective Sergeant Anthony Ehsman
  • Sergeant Stephen Caldwell
  • Retired Senior Constable Philip Hinshelwood

NSW Police Medal – 2nd clasp (20 years)

  • Inspector Cheryl Day
  • Sergeant Barry Roberts
  • Senior Constable Raymond Cordell 
  • Senior Constable Alexander Coates

NSW Police Medal – 1st clasp (15 years)

  • Senior Constable Darrell Monckton
  • Senior Constable Heath Roberts
  • Senior Constable Bradley Fuller
  • Senior Constable Heath Aiken 
  • Senior Constable Joel Aiken
  • Senior Constable Helen McMurtrie
  • Senior Constable John Geere
  • Detective Senior Constable Mark Symons
  • Senior Constable Matthew Eggins

New South Wales Police Medallion Lapel – 20 years

  • Alexis Taylor
  • Tammie Munsie

NSW Police Warrant of Appointment to Sergeant 

  • Sergeant Dane Poole
  • Sergeant Jennifer Markou

NSW Police Certificate of Service

  • Retired Senior Constable Christopher Curtin
  • Retired Senior Constable Mark McLachlan
  • Retired Senior Constable Renee Drozdzewski
  • Retired Senior Constable Gregory Dufty
  • Retired Sarina Emery
  • Retired Senior Constable Philip Hinshelwood

North West Metropolitan Region Commendation

  • Inspector Cheryl Day

Northern Region Commendation

  • Senior Constable Graeme Campbell

South West Metropolitan Region Commanders Commendation 

  • Sergeant Mark Johnston

Western Region Unit Citation

  • Senior Constable Daniel Pascoe
  • Senior Constable Arron Kilmurray
  • State Crime Command Citation
  • Detective Sergeant Bennett Nolan

Blue Mountains Local Area Command Citation

  • Senior Constable Coralie-Rose Ryder

Coffs Clarence Local Area Command Certificate of Merit

  • Detective Senior Constable Graeme Campbell

Oath of Office

  • Constable Jacob Allen
  • Probationary Constable Colin Swanbrough
  • Probationary Constable Justin Moxey
  • Probationary Constable Samuel Murray

Affirmation of Office

  • Probationary Constable Ellie Capewell

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